Centre for Rural Economy


Northumberland Rural Strategy

Recognising the changes affecting rural areas in recent years (including CAP reform, globalisation, demographic and lifestyle changes and environment concerns), this project sought to put forward a ‘vision for rural Northumberland for the next five years’

The project focused on providing the overall direction for rural development activity and a framework to guide economic, social and environmental regeneration in rural Northumberland over that period. The Northumberland Rural Strategy (available here) was set in the context of the North East Rural Action Plan (available here) which set out an ambitious ‘2020 Vision’ of the countryside. More specifically, the Strategy and accompanying Action Plan: